A's must read business books.
I spend a lot of my time reading, reading for pleasure, reading for information, reading to learn... so I thought I'd share some of my recommended reads of late.
Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg
Best for: Women in Business
Common sense comprises a lot of Sandberg's hit book, but common sense we still need to hear. The stories she shares are at once revealing and encouraging. Everyone should read this book, whether you think you need to or not.
To Die For - Lucy Siegle
Best for: Ethical Fashion
Having followed Siegle's career with interest, and having dipped in and out of her writings, I can say that she is truly one of the most sensible voices on ethical fashion out there. She has a no-nonsense, yet relentlessly optimistic approach to the industry and is continually well-informed.
Best for: Investment Rookies
Surprisingly witty and engaging for a book about investment, Feld and Mendelson prove venture capitalists are humans too. Supplemented with insights from real-life entrepreneurs, this is an invaluable no-stone-unturned how-to of investment.
The Lean Startup - Eric Reis
Best for: Startups
I haven't actually read this one yet, but it is sitting proudly atop my to-read pile right now. After stumbling across it in almost every list of recommended reading, I thought it only prudent to order it. Reis explores how startups become successful by remaining lean and agile.
Thrive - Arianna Huffington
Best for: Your Mental Health
Subtitled; The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-being, Wisdom and Wonder, this is the antidote to myth that success is money, busyness and status. Huffington draws on experience, hard science and many world philosophies to present a convincing case for re-assessing our success measuring sticks.